You’ll have heard bits of Maroon 5’s new album Red Pill Blues on high rotation on the wireless – What Lovers Do and Cold are already fan faves thanks to their catchy hooks – and we’re here to tell you that they are accurate omens for the rest of the record’s bouncy vibes.
It’s quintessential, loved-up, heartbroken Maroon 5 at its best, with the likes of SZA and A$AP Rocky making the guest vocalist cut. Our pick of the bunch would have to be Lunchmoney Lewis on Who I Am, which leaves you wondering why Adam Levine hasn’t collabed with Lewis and his punchy beats before. The other indisputable standout is Denim Jacket, which proves Red Pill Blues still retains that brooding Maroon 5 essence and infuses it with modern pop beats, while making sure Adam Levine’s godly vocals remain at the heart of the brew.
Red Pill Blues is out now via Universal.